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About Pilates Classes

 Why do Pilates Classes?
  • Feel longer, leaner, less stressed and more energised
  • Improve your fitness but in a structured, gentle and progressive way
  • Take part in exercise that is low impact and less painful on your bones and joints
  • Help relieve those aches and pains that stop you doing as much as you would like to do
  • Strengthen up your core and improve your flexibility
  • Devote just one hour to yourself doing something that makes YOU feel GREAT
What do I need?

All you need to do to take part in Pilates are some comfortable clothes, and if taking part in online classes, a space to lie down and access to a laptop, PC, iPad, tablet or mobile  phone. A mat is optional if you have one, but a towel is a great alternative, as is a separate folded towel if you do not have a Pilates head mat.  

Online classes take place via the online meeting platform ZOOM which is ever so easy to set up. If you are not so sure, you can always contact me to help you and you can also take a look at my ZOOM Hints and Tips article in my blog area.

Beginners/Refreshers Pilates  

These classes are also a great if are brand new to Pilates exercise, and as a refresher if you have done Pilates in the past and want to take it up again. We will cover all the basics you need to progress and before you know it you will look better, feel better and have the confidence to move onwards and upwards to my other classes. All beginners classes also come with a free video of each session included for you to practice at home.

NB. A series of Beginners classes are scheduled from time to time when there is demand. Please register your interest by getting messaging me via my contact page to be sure you are included in mailings regarding the next series. 

Mixed Ability Pilates 

Why not commit to progressing your Pilates ability during lockdown? Classes are suitable for all different levels as you can keep the moves gentle and restorative, or you can progress and challenge yourself a little more with the higher level exercises that are offered. A fantastic way to develop your knowledge and experience of Pilates. Available every Tuesday - Saturday via livestream as well as anytime, anywhere with my online class recordings, free with any Unlimited Class Pass bookings.

Improver/Intermediate Pilates

These classes are more dynamic and are ideal for you if you already have a good level of fitness from other types of activities or sport, or if you already have a good working knowledge of Pilates or Yoga. In these classes you will be able to take on more of a challenge as you will be working is a higher level session.

Advanced Level Pilates

Ideal if you have been practising Pilates for quite some time, are fit and healthy and would like to push your boundaries by joining a class that includes a powerful and challenging abdominal workout section with exercises taken from the original classical mat sequences developed by Joseph Pilates.

What else do I need to know?

My classes offer a continuous flow of movements that are well balanced and developed to strengthen, stretch and tone, as well as mobilise your joints. You will learn how to breathe while at the same time keep your deep muscles gently contracted, and you will develop movement skills that you never thought you had - or had been long forgotten! One thing is sure - by the end of each class you will have used every muscle!

You should always listen to your own body and work at a level that is right for you, especially when participating in online classes. I aways say that nothing is ever compulsory. If you feel like you need to take a rest that is absolutely what you must do. 

If at any point during your class you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and seek medical advice. Please follow instructions careful and apply your judgement regarding the suitability of any exercises, choosing the level and any progressions that are appropriate for you, and resting when you need to do so. 

By participating inclasses, you are doing so at your own risk. Jane Fletcher Pilates is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm you may sustain as a result of taking part.   

 

Enjoy!

 

"I always feel so much better when I finish than when I started..."  Julie

 

*If you are currently seeing a health practitioner regarding any medical / physical complaint it is advisable to get advice from them first before you undertake any form of exercise.